Today In History

1868: The House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempt to dismiss Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; the Senate later acquitted Johnson.

1903: The United States signed an agreement acquiring a naval station at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. 1945: American soldiers liberated the Philippine captial of Manila from Japanese control during World War II.

1981: Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britain’s Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

1983: A congressional commission released a report condemning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as a “grave injustice.”


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